Valerie Harper Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


15th May 2015

Quote: "I'm ready to go. Maybe that’s the secret... I don't want to, my God, I want to live to be 102. But I am not banking on anything, really, because we shouldn't. We don't know what's around the corner. I think you just take each day and get the best out of it and do what you can and have fun." Actress Valerie Harper is still winning her cancer battle after she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 and terminal brain cancer four years later.


4th February 2015

Quote: "My doctors keep looking at the scans - every three months they scan my brain - (and) they say, 'Valerie, we cannot believe you are going the other way'... I'm functioning really well. A lot of what I am experiencing is age." Actress Valerie Harper, 75, is doing well, two years on from the 2013 brain cancer diagnosis which left her with just three months to live.


3rd June 2014

Quote: "It is not progressing. It is going the other way. It is looking better and better each test. It's incurable, but that's Ok... I'm doing quite well. The pills are a pain in the a**, but that's Ok. I'm alive, so I can deal with the icky day or two... I was supposed to be dead in three months, and here it is a year and six months later." Veteran actress Valerie Harper is staying positive as she continues to battle cancer. The Mary Tyler Moore Show star announced in early 2013 that she had been diagnosed with rare brain condition leptomeningeal carcinomatosis and had only three to six months to live.


18th April 2014

Quote: "That was a mistake - a bit of a misnomer. I was speaking about the scan on my entire body, saying the cancer had not spread. I still have cancer, I have Lepto, but we’re controlling it. I’m feeling good. The good news is it hasn’t gone to other parts of my body, which it usually does. The inaccuracy is that I’m not cancer-free. I have cancer and I’m fighting it. (But) it wasn’t malicious. I love the writer... The whole article I loved.” Actress Valerie Harper has no hard feelings towards the author of a Closer magazine article which suggested she is cancer-free.


1st October 2013

Tweet: "ValerieHarper its such a heart warming inspiration every time you hit the dance floor there are very few dry eyes. You are an amazing women (sic)!" Kelly Osbourne pays tribute to cancer patient Valerie Harper as she hits the dance floor on America's Dancing With The Stars.


20th September 2013

Quote: "It’s not curable yet, as my husband says, let’s push the time limit... I’m past my expiration date and I plan to keep doing that if I can." Cancer-stricken actress Valerie Harper is still hoping to beat the disease.


20th September 2013

Quote: "This disease I have is lung cancer even though it’s located on the lining of the brain, I don’t have brain cancer... Everybody has reported that." Actress Valerie Harper clears up confusion about her cancer diagnosis.


29th August 2013

Quote: "We're all going to die, but because I have a finite time or have been told so by my doctors, I just want to live every moment to the fullest." Actress Valerie Harper has an upbeat outlook on life after being diagnosed with terminal leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in January (13).


12th March 2013

Quote: "Martin Sheen and his wife offered me their home in Malibu (California) if I wanted to go rest with (my husband) Tony." Actress Valerie Harper is overwhelmed by the generosity of her famous friends after revealing she has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.


12th March 2013

Quote: "You can die with cancer, but not of it... I don't know how many people have come to me and said, 'I have cancer now' and they're working. I've been asked to do some jobs, which is wonderful... and the Twitter and the Facebook and the phone calls and the flowers..." Actress Valerie Harper is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support she's had from friends and fans after announcing she has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.


7th March 2013

Tweet: "An example of grace, humor and strength, Valerie Harper is a hero to me. Sending love, light and prayers." Actress Marlee Matlin offers her best wishes to ailing Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda star Valerie Harper, who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.


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